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  • Tracy Letts' 'Killer Joe' Preps to Slay Broadway

    Producer Jeffrey Richards will reteam with scribe-actor Tracy Letts and helmer Pam MacKinnon to bring Letts' 1993 play "Killer Joe" to Broadway for a production aiming to hit the boards sometime in 2014. The trio behind the project makes the brewing show...
  • Lily Tomlin Busts Guts, Flaunts 'Impoverished Ego' at GLSEN Awards

    Not to be bogged down by a teleprompter, actress-comedian Lily Tomlin had the crowd of the 9th annual GLSEN Respect Awards rolling as she presented the lifetime achievement kudo to her friend and colleague Linda Bloodworth-Thomason on Oct. 18. Tomlin,...
  • 'Walking Dead' Actor Joins James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up'

    "Walking Dead" and "Low Winter Sun" thesp Lennie James has joined the ensemble of the James Brown biopic "Get On Up," starring Chadwick Boseman. Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis are also on board with Tate Taylor directing. Pic follows Brown's rise...
  • How ad industry's youth obsession is wrecking the TV business

    How ad industry's youth obsession is wrecking the TV business
    "Why does the TV business hate people over 50?" That's one of the most common questions I get asked by viewers. This is not an idle query. The TV industry, like much of corporate America, chases youth. That pursuit has a major impact on programming....
  • 'Fruitvale Station' Bows Strong Amid Trayvon Martin Reaction

    The opening of "Fruitvale Station" on the same weekend as the Trayvon Martin trial concluded was certainly not planned on purpose. But the similarity of the two high-profile shootings was a potent reminder for the Weinstein Co. pickup, which scored the...
  • Oscars 2013: Red carpet swings from old Hollywood to sleek modernity

    It was like an Oscar flashback with all the Giorgio Armani gowns, Harry Winston bling and Veronica Lake waves on the red carpet Sunday. Then there was a Sharon Stone Gap turtleneck moment, when Helen Hunt revealed that her navy blue gown was from none...
  • Robert Redford's 'new territory' with 'Captain America' sequel

    Robert Redford's 'new territory' with 'Captain America' sequel
    Though Robert Redford may be the very platonic ideal of a movie star -- a matinee idol from films such as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting," "The Way We Were," "The Electric Horseman" and "Out of Africa" -- he has of late been involved...
  • Emmy red carpet: Winning the gown wars

    Emmy red carpet: Winning the gown wars
    When the dust settled after last spring's red carpet season, two of Los Angeles' most familiar hometown designers were christened, somewhat surprisingly, award show "phenoms." In actuality, David Meister and Tadashi Shoji have been prominent fixtures on...
  • Summer Movie Sneaks complete list

    The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Sneaks list: In the...
  • Review: 'Fruitvale Station' an incendiary portrait of a life cut short

    Review: 'Fruitvale Station' an incendiary portrait of a life cut short
    Made with assurance and deep emotion, "Fruitvale Station" is more than a remarkable directing debut for 26-year-old Ryan Coogler. It's an outstanding film by any standard. Featuring a leap-to-stardom performance by Michael B. Jordan, "Fruitvale's"...
  • ‘Avengers’ stars to present at Oscars; Elton John to sing twice at Grammys

     
    Miguel and Wiz Khalifa have joined the list of performers. Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting will come together for a special performance. Also performing will be Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Frank Ocean, Carrie Underwood, the...